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Schedule of Activities

Wednesday Evening Open House

7:30 P.M. Introduction and instruction
8:00 - 9:00 Sitting (with chanting, kinhin and reading) in Zendo
9:00 Informal Tea in the Library

Weekend Meditation Retreats

Weekend sittings are usually on the second weekend of the month, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM on Saturday and 4:30 AM - Noon on Sunday. The next meditation retreats are April 6-8, 2018 and May 18-20, 2018.

    Download schedule for Weekend Zen Retreat April 6-8, 2018.

The schedule for the Weekend Zen Retreat, April 6-8, 2018 is:
  • Friday, April 6:
  • Film Series: 7:30-9:30 PM
    Film: Golden Kingdom
    Download Golden Kingdom screening notice.

  • Saturday, April 7:
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with chanting
    12:00 Noon -1:30 PM Lunch Break
    1:30-4:30 PM Zazen with a reading
    4:30-5:30 PM Dinner Break
    5:30 - 7:00 PM Buddha's Birthday Party
    6:00-9:00 PM Zazen

  • Sunday, April 8:
  • 4:30-7:30 AM Zazen with chanting
    7:30-9:00 AM Breakfast break
    9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Zazen with a reading
Experienced meditators preferred. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Bring your own meals or prepare to eat out, since food is not provided. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of any meditation block.

Contact First Zen Institute staff: FZI staff.

Zazen for members and invited guests

Morning: Tuesday - Friday 6:30 - 7:30 A.M.
Evening: Wednesday 8:00 - 9:00 P.M.